Category: Cultural Heritage

The Church of St Catherine of Alexandria in Karchowice

The Church of Saint Catherine of Alexandria in Karchowice was built in the fifteenth century. Recent studies have shown that the rafter is the oldest of all surviving in Upper Silesia. Inside this Gothic church we can find a valuable Gothic polychromy, depicting scenes of the Passion of Christ and the figure of Saint Christopher. You should also pay attention to the Baroque altars and fine, twentieth-century stained glass windows.

street Bytomska 15
42-674 Karchowice
Upper Silesian Agglomeration
in the country
Contact data
: 32 233 78 16
General Information
: churches
Prices & amenities
: admission free
: whole year
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The water supply station in Karchowice near Pyskowice was officially opened in 1895 as the first state run (then Prussian) drinking water intake that would meet the needs of residents of the Upper Silesian agglomeration. In the stylish, brick buildings we can admire the original equipment, including piston pump units, turbine pump units, piston compressors and steam boilers. The station produces clean water even today.
Kamieniec is a village located in the commune of Zbrosławice, in the district of Tarnowskie Góry. On the hill dominating over the Drama river there is a palace, whose today’s appearance was shapen in the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries. the Name of the village comes from the stone - limestone - which was used for centuries by the local as a building material. Thus, quite early developed on these lands massive stone building. Sixteenth-century parish church of St Nativity. John the Baptist, and the old part of the palace Kamieniec, are largely built of stone.
Kamieniec is located in the municipality in the district of Tarnowskie Góry Zbroslawice. It prides itself on two valuable architectural monuments.The name of the village comes from the stone - limestone - which was used for centuries by the local people as a building material. Therefore,massive stone buildings developed in this region quite early. The sixteenth-century parish church of St John the Baptist and the old part of the palace Kamieniec are largely built of stone.
In Ziemięcice, a small village located between Gliwice and Pyskowice there are ruins of the fifteenth-century church of Saint Hedwig of Silesia. Originally, the building housed only a presbytery, but in the subsequent centuries a nave and a tower were added to it. The church was deserted at the beginning of the last century, and part of its equipment was moved to the new building, which was erected in the vicinity..
The Jewish cemetery in Pyskowice is located on the voivodeship road 901, leading from Pyskowice towards Gliwice. It was founded in the first half of the nineteenth century, and the last burial took place there shortly after the First World War. There are about 150 tombstones preserved on the cemetery. In 1988, a monument dedicated to the Jews who were shot by the Germans during the Second World War was erected on the site. The cemetery became unfortunately much neglected in recent times.
In 2010, Pyskowice, located in the north of the Upper Silesian Industrial Region, celebrated the 750th anniversary of being granted town privileges by Władysław I, Duke of Opole. For centuries, the town was changing, but it has still retained its medieval layout with a centrally located market square and a network of streets. It is worthwhile to see eighteenth-and nineteenth-century buildings of the old town and a Gothic church of Saint Nicholas.
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